No. S 186
Singapore Armed Forces Act
(Chapter 295)
Singapore Armed Forces (Military Domain Experts Service) Regulations 2010
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 205 and 205A of the Singapore Armed Forces Act, the Armed Forces Council hereby makes the following Regulations:
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Singapore Armed Forces (Military Domain Experts Service) Regulations 2010 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2010.
Definitions
2.—(1)  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approved institutional treatment” means any treatment, approved by an Awards Officer, in a hospital or similar institution;
“approved treatment” means a course of medical, surgical or rehabilitative treatment which an Awards Officer has certified that a member should receive in consequence of any disablement in respect of which an award may be or has been made under these Regulations, but does not include any treatment which involves no or only occasional interruptions of the member’s normal employment;
“Awards Officer” means an Awards Officer appointed under regulation 3;
“Board” means the Board of Trustees appointed in accordance with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAVER-Premium Fund) Regulations (Rg 18);
“CARE Account” and “CARE Initial Quantum” have the same meanings as in the Singapore Armed Forces (Premium Plan) Regulations (Rg 22);
“Central Provident Fund” means the Central Provident Fund established under the Central Provident Fund Act (Cap. 36);
“Central Provident Fund Board” means the Central Provident Fund Board established under the Central Provident Fund Act;
“compensation salary”, in relation to a member, means the consolidated salary of the member, whether he is confirmed in any rank that he holds or otherwise, and includes —
(a)for the purposes of Parts IV and V, such reimbursement or pay to which the member is entitled or which is payable to him by his employer under section 24 of the Enlistment Act (Cap. 93); and
(b)any other allowance declared by the Armed Forces Council to be a component of the compensation salary, not being an allowance for the performance by a member of duties in a rank higher than his substantive or temporary rank;
“compulsory retirement age”, in relation to a member, means the compulsory retirement age of the member determined in accordance with regulation 10;
“CPF Top-Up Account”, in relation to a member, means the CPF Top-Up Account in the SAVER-Premium Fund maintained by the Board in respect of the member in accordance with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAVER-Premium Fund) Regulations (Rg 18);
“dependant”, in relation to a deceased member, means a person receiving regular and substantial support or benefit from the deceased member —
(a)where the member’s death occurred during his service, throughout the period of 6 months ending with the member’s death;
(b)in any other case, throughout the period beginning 6 months prior to the termination of the member’s service and ending with the member’s death; or
(c)throughout such other period as the Armed Forces Council may determine in the exceptional circumstances of any case;
“disablement” means physical or mental injury or damage or loss of any physical or mental capacity, and “disabled” shall be construed accordingly;
“General Order” means a General Order of the Ministry of Defence;
“gross salary”, in relation to a member, means the consolidated salary of the member, whether he is confirmed in any rank that he holds or otherwise, and includes —
(a)bonuses, including performance bonuses; and
(b)such other allowances as the Armed Forces Council may determine, not being an allowance for the performance by a member of duties in a rank higher than his substantive or temporary rank;
“injury received in and which is attributable to service” includes any injury received in the following circumstances:
(a)whilst on a journey necessary to enable a member to report for duty or to return home after duty; or
(b)in consequence of some act lawfully performed in the discharge of the member’s duties;
“injury” includes wound or disease;
“MDES” means the scheme of service applicable to regular servicemen in the military domain experts service;
“member” means a member of the military domain experts service who is a regular serviceman;
“non-pensionable service” means regular service in the Singapore Armed Forces which is neither pensionable service nor contract service;
“other dependant”, in relation to a deceased member, means a grandparent, step-parent, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, step-brother, step-sister or grandchild of the member;
“pensionable emoluments” has the same meaning as in the Singapore Armed Forces (Pensions) Regulations (Rg 9);
“pensionable service” means service in the Singapore Armed Forces in respect of which a pension, gratuity or other allowance will be paid to a serviceman on his retirement under the Singapore Armed Forces (Pensions) Regulations (Rg 9);
“Premium Plan” means the Premium Plan established by the Singapore Armed Forces (Premium Plan) Regulations (Rg 22) made under section 205A of the Act;
“reckonable service” has the meaning assigned to it in Part III;
“regular service” means service under section 19 of the Enlistment Act (Cap. 93);
“Retirement Account” has the same meaning as in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAVER Plan) Regulations (Rg 19);
“SAVER end date” has the same meaning as in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAVER Plan) Regulations (Rg 19);
“SAVER Plan” means the SAVER Plan established by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAVER Plan) Regulations (Rg 19) made under section 205A of the Act;
“SAVER-Premium Fund” means the Savings and Employee Retirement and Premium Fund established under section 205B of the Act;
“Savings Account” has the same meaning as in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAVER Plan) Regulations (Rg 19);
“superior commander” has the same meaning as in section 60 of the Act;
“Tribunal” means the Awards Appeal Tribunal appointed under regulation 4(1);
“vested sum” has the same meaning as in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAVER Plan) Regulations (Rg 19);
“volunteer” means a volunteer defined as such under the Singapore Armed Forces (Volunteers) Regulations (Rg 7), whilst engaged in colour training service and internal security duties.
(2)  For the purposes of these Regulations, any reference to the gross salary or compensation salary of any member shall be the gross salary or compensation salary, as the case may be, last drawn by the member at the material time.

Made this 25th day of March 2010.

TAN KOK YAM
Secretary,
Armed Forces Council,
Singapore.
[MINDEF 4-4/26-3-5/HCL; AG/LLRD/SL/295/2002/5 Vol. 2]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 207 of the Singapore Armed Forces Act).